Samburu West Member of Parliament, Naisula Leesuda And Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja were named among the world’s top 100 most influential young people in government in a report released by Apolitical Solution Limited.
The two politicians were celebrated as
leaders who are 35 years and below in the field of government and policy and have made a mark early in their careers.
“These are at the center of policymaking who are exerting influence on the international stage. But we also shine the spotlight on those quietly transforming the face of government at the local or national level,” Apolitical wrote.
Her Career as a journalist prompted her to join the activism world due to her urge to promote peace among the pastoralist people from her community, who were constantly at war.
Her peace activism activities led to her becoming the youngest Kenyan woman to win the prestigious Presidential Order of the Grand Warrior.
In 2013, Lesuuda was nominated by the TNA party the Senate to represent Samburu County becoming the youngest female senator.
In 2017, she was elected as the first female Member of parliament in her area where men dominate the leadership positions.
A political suggested that these young politicians are to watch out for since they are bound to transform governments structures for years to come.